Canada imposes new sanctions against Syria

Associated Press
December 23, 2011

Canada says it is imposing new sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, saying the leader’s “disgusting” brand of violence must stop.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Friday that Canada is freezing Syrian government assets and prohibiting most trade with the country.

Canada’s announcement comes after twin suicide car bomb blasts ripped through an upscale Damascus district Friday, killing at least 40 people. Baird called the violence “disgusting.”

The United Nations says more than 5,000 Syrians have been killed by Assad forces during protests against his rule.

The blasts came a day after an advance team of Arab League observers arrived in the country.

Canada this month asked its citizens in Syria to leave.

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One Response to Canada imposes new sanctions against Syria

  1. Norman says:

    All things considered, we really don’t know who the “rebels” are, nor if their figures are real or just inflated for the P.R. value? As for car bombs, those seem to be a hallmark of the terrorists/rebels in such places as Iraq & Afghanistan, in the fight against the U.S. & NATO/U.K. forces. That a full press court against the Assad regime is a given. After all, one only has to look at Libya to understand what is taking place in Syria today, as well as who is backing it. As for Canada’s actions, well, consider the source.